The Fear – a 100 word story

The frigid wind whips across my shivering body, I don’t feel the cold. It’s the ice in my chest that chills me.

The vortex of oblivious shoppers circles menacingly, hindering my frantic search. Morbid certainty forms in my mind, instant and cruel; the agonising loss, my empty meaningless life. His hand was just here, enclosed in mine. Was that his coat I glimpsed? His laughter I heard?

‘I dropped my glove mummy!’ He says, tugging my trouser leg and holding it aloft proudly. I scoop him up and plant a kiss on his nose as the omnipresent fear ebbs away.


About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
This entry was posted in flash fiction and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

22 Responses to The Fear – a 100 word story

  1. lorigreer says:

    This was a gem. I would say keep writing…you may quit your job sooner than you think and move to the country.


  2. Pingback: Featured Bloggers 2/27/16: How to Blog Network | Dream Big, Dream Often

  3. Good read. So glad am following you


  4. Rachel Nichols says:

    From the ambiguous beginning I was wondering if she was being followed by a stalking ex. Good micro-fiction Nicola!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Meritings says:

    Oh! The sheer horror. Very well written.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Nik says:

    Captures the height of parental dread perfectly – nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Oh dear, I could feel the panic! Very well written

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sent chills that did 🙂


  9. Wonderful. Terrifying! You are a master of short stories.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. oneta hayes says:

    How quickly I can feel the panic when one of my little ones get out of sight a crowd. You describe the feeling so well. The raw emotions come through.

    Liked by 1 person

Don't be shy, join the conversation. Let us know what you think.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s